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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
At the age of 38, I have been diagnosed with Mild Chiari Malformation Syndrome. It has me a little freaked out. What can I expect? Does it typically get worse or remain the same?
If this is only Grade I Chiari Malformation without any compression on the brain stem, then it is a pretty benign entity that does not require any surgical intervention. It usually does not get worse. It looks like you may be anxious, so I suggest you consult with a Neurosurgeon at an academic institution. If he determines nothing to worry about, then you should be reassured. Best Regards.
Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc
Director, Stroke Fellowship Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University